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Manchester City Library News - Summer 2017

Published: 05/24/2017 2:15 PM - Newsletter Creation - Visible to Library Admins Only

Find out what's going on at the Manchester libraries in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

Have a great summer!

Blood Glucose Screening

Published: 5/22/2017 - Senior Services

Free- Blood Glucose Screening by MCPHS- May 25th -1:00pm

Be sure your blood-sugar levels are within a normal range. Please come in for a FREE blood glucose screening. Sponsored By MCPHS University Pharmacy Program

SKYWARN Spotter Training

Published: 05/17/2017 - Health Announcements

The Manchester Health Department is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a National Weather Service SKYWARN Spotter Training on Monday June 26th, 2017 from 6:30 pm-9:00 pm at our office located at 1528 Elm Street, Manchester, NH. The entrance is located at the rear of the building and parking is available in the rear parking lot and alongside the building. This training is made possible thanks to our friends at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Gray, Maine. There is no fee for this training and pre-registration is not required.

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NH DHHS Urges Residents to Take Precautions Against Multiple Diseases Carried by Ticks

Published: 05/16/2017 - Health Announcements

Concord, NH – The ticks are already out in New Hampshire, and the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) wants to remind people living in and visiting the State to take precautions against being bitten by ticks and potentially exposed to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. New Hampshire has one of the highest incidence rates of Lyme in the country. According to the DHHS Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), there were an estimated 1,373 cases of Lyme disease identified in the State in 2015, the most recent year for which data are available.

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Manchester Water Works 3rd Grade Poster Contest Winners Announced!

Published: 05/16/2017 - Water Works News

2017 3rd Grade City Final Poster Contest 

 

1st  Place: 

Arya Mohammad of Weston School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, $50 Funspot Gift Certificate, Nadeau’s gift certificate, t-shirt, trophy, certificate and ribbon. 

2nd Place:                   

Makayla Dubois of Weston School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Nadeau’s Gift Certificate, Storyland Passes, certificate, t-shirt, Trophy and ribbon. 

 

3rd Place:                    

Audrina Jernigan of Green Acres School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Nadeau’s Gift Certificate, Butterfly Place Gift Certificate, certificate, t-shirt, Trophy and ribbon.

4th Place: 

Brody Phillips of Weston School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Nadeau’s Gift Certificate, Mels Funway Park Passes, t-shirt, certificate, Trophy and ribbon.         

 

Honorable Mentions:             

Lillian Surette of Northwest Elementary

Ryder Royer of Green Acres School

Brayden Yianakopolos of Weston School

Kenzie Proulx of Webster School

Karla Vargas of Northwest Elementary

Kylie Chap of Green Acres School

Prizes include:  Childrens Museum Passes, Cowabungas passes, Legends Golf Passes, Discovery Museum of NH Passes, Chunkys Cinema Pub Passes, Captains Cove Mini Golf Passes, Nadeaus gift certificates, t-shirt, ribbon, certificate, a medal.

 

This is the 20th year doing the Science Fair.  10 out of 14 City Schools participated. There was a total of 560 posters 3rd grade students.  The Manchester Water Works would like to thank the Manchester School System, the schools that participated, the Manchester School Board, and our generous sponsors for their continued support of the fun and educational endeavor.

The Manchester Water Works would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors!

 

Manchester Water Works 4th Grade Science Fair Winners Announced!

Published: 05/16/2017 - Water Works News

1st  Place:       

Oliver Villa of Northwest “Water Particles”  

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Monkey Trunks Adventure Course Tickets, Autographed photo of Boston Red Sox player Rick Porcello, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, certificate, Trophy and ribbon

 

2nd Place:  

Kyleigh Reiss of Green Acres “Does Water Conduct Electricity”

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Manchester Monarchs Tickets, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, Certificate, Trophy, & Ribbon

 

          3rd Place:           

Desmond Lee of Webster “Does Mint Really Cool Things”

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Yorks Wild Kingdom Passes, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, Certificate, Trophy, & Ribbon.

4th Place: 

Tommy Martineau of Smyth Road “Which Substance Will Better Prevent Erosion”

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Squam Lakes Science Center Passes, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, Certificate, Trophy, & Ribbon.

Honorable Mentions:

Tevin Edmunds of Parker Varney “How Can You Bend Water”

Jaylynn Pelletier of Hallsville “Epic Water Cycle”

Jackson Schaechtle of Gossler Park “Acid Rain”

Sebastin Sunsin of Beech ST “Water Distribution”

Prizes split between the winners include Canobie Lake Park Tickets, SEE Science Center Passes, Lost River Gorge Passes, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificates, medals, certificates & ribbons

 

This is the 24th year doing the Science Fair.  8 out of 14 City Schools participated.There was a total of 530 water projects done by 560 4th grade students.  The Manchester Water Works would like to thank the Manchester School System, the schools that participated, the Manchester School Board, and our generous sponsors for their continued support of the fun and educational endeavor.

 

The DPW will be paving Maple Street from Somerville St. to Valley St. on Wednesday, May 10th

Published: 05/09/2017 3:16 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Department of Public Works will be paving Maple Street on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Maple Street will be closed form Somerville Street to Valley Street. All side streets will be closed at Maple Street Motorists should seek alternative routes to avoid delays.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event this Saturday!

Published: 05/09/2017 2:45 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Department of Public Works is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event this Saturday, May 13, from 9 AM to 2 PM, at the Drop Off Facility (500 Dunbarton Road). This is an opportunity for Manchester residents to dispose of household hazardous wastes safely, legally, and free of charg...

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Special Election Day Preparations

Published: 05/08/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

Official ballots to be used in the Special State Primary Election in District 16/Wards 1,2, & 12 to be held on June 6, 2017 will be counted at the Office of the City Clerk throughout the week during normal business hours beginning Tuesday, May 9th at 8:00 a.m. until completion.

We will be testing these ballots and sealing all tabulator machines on Wednesday, May 19th beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Walter A. Stiles Conference Room, 2nd floor of City Hall.

Official ballots for the Special State General Election in District 44/Wards 8 & 9 to be held on May 23, 2017 will be counted at the Carol Rines Center, 1528 Elm Street on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m.  This will be a hand counted election therefore no tabulator machines will tested or used during this special election. 

The public is welcome to view the entire process.

Special State Election for District 44 & District 16

Published: 05/02/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

A special state election to fill the vacancy in the office of state representative in District 44 (wards 8 & 9) will be held on May 23, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in wards 8 and 9 only.

Following the special District 44 election, a special election will be held in District 16 (wards 1, 2, & 12) to fill the vacancy in the office of state senate.  This special election will feature a primary election held on June 6, 2017 and a general election held on July 25, 2017.  Both elections will be held between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in wards 1, 2, & 12 only.

An absentee ballot request form may be printed from our Voter Registration & Elections page.  For additional questions or information you may reach us at (603) 624-6455 or via email at cityclerk@manchesternh.gov.

Manchester Parks and Recreation May Newsletter

Published: 05/02/2017 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department presents the May Newsletter! Please enjoy!

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William B Cashin Senior Activity Center Community Cookbook Fundraiser

Published: 5/1/2017 - Senior Services

In collaboration with city departments the Senior Center will be creating a cookbook for fundraising. If you are interested in contributing a recipe to the cookbook please stop by the front desk to pick up a form. All recipes must be submitted no later than June 30th, 2017.

TI 10 Miler/10K will be held on Sunday, 4/30/2017. The race will begin at 9:30 AM in Arms Park.

Published: 04/28/2017 11:19 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Manchester Police Department would like to advise the public that the "TI 10 Miler/10K" will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017. The race will begin at 9:30 AM and the course is as follows; Location: Milly’s Tavern Course: Start in Arms Park • Leave Arms Park via south entrance onto Commercial...

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Manchester Water Works lifts voluntary water use restrictions

Published: 04/26/2017 - Water Works News

The Manchester Water Works has lifted voluntary water use restrictions.  Click here to view the official press release!

Notice of New Water Storage Treatment Tank and Pump Station Improvements

Published: 04/26/2017 - Water Works News

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

WATER SYSTEM NAME:  MANCHESTER WATER WORKS

ADDRESS:  281 LINCOLN STREET, MANCHESTER, NH  03103

PROJECT TITLE:  WATER STORAGE TANK & PUMP STATION PROJECT      

WATER SYSTEM PWS#:  1471010          

 

INTRODUCTION

           

The Manchester Water Works (MWW) has applied for funds through the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF), in accordance with Chapter Env-Dw 1100. This document addresses the requirements of Env-Dw 1107; the Environmental Review.

 

DETAILS of PROJECT

 

This proposed project will include construction of a new water storage tank for the Londonderry water system and upgrades at the Cohas Avenue Pump Station in Manchester.

 

Construction of a 2.5 - 3MG pre-stressed water storage tank. The new storage tank will be located adjacent to the existing tank at the end of Josephine Drive in Londonderry.  Also, replacement of pumps, motors, electrical systems and other related equipment in the Cohas Avenue Pump Station.  All proposed work will take place inside the building. The combined project is estimated to take approximately 24 months to complete with final completion at or around December 2018. 

 

The estimated combined cost of the overall project is $6,150,000.  The MWW has applied to borrow up to this amount to finance the project. Whereas this project constitutes only a minor project and no significant environmental impacts are anticipated, a finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) is proposed.

 

PUBLIC REVIEW

           

Both the Board Water Commissioners and Manchester’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to authorize funding in the amount of $6,150,000 for this project on June 16, 2016 and October 4, 2016, respectively.  A public notice will be published by the Manchester Water Works and a 30-day comment period will be held in accordance with the DWSRF rules.

 

The full document is available at, and comments may be addressed to the following locations:  Philip W. Croasdale, 281 Lincoln St., Manchester NH 03103, and NHDES Attn:  Allyson Gourley, Environmental Review Coordinator, PO Box 95, 29 Hazen Dr., Concord NH 03302-0095.

 

Spring 2017 Cleaning and Lining Projects

Published: 04/10/2017 - Water Works News

The City of Manchester Water Works has contracted with N. Granese & Sons to clean and line water mains on Maple Street between Webster Street and Blodget Street and Ash Street between Webster Street and Blodget Street.  The work is scheduled to start April 10, 2017 and take approximately 2 months to complete.  Effected customers will be put on water main bypass to minimize disruptions to service.  

If you have any questions or concerns about this water main improvement project please call Mike Adams at 603-624-6494.

Manchester City Library News - Spring 2017

Published: 03/03/2017 5:00 PM - Newsletter Creation - Visible to Library Admins Only

Find out what's going on at the Manchester libraries in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

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Lifeguards Wanted

Published: 03/02/2017 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The City of Manchester is now seeking applications for Lifeguard I and Lifeguard Supervisors for the city pools, beach and splash park. Applications can be found online or at the Human Resources office in City Hall. Lifeguard rate of pay is $13.84 and valid certifications required. Supervisor applicants should have worked previously for the City of Manchester for two years, rate of pay is $15.85 and valid certifications required. All applicants are required to pass a written test and a swim test as a condition of hire. For more information, contact Janet Horvath at (603) 792-5347.

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Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Published: 10/04/2016 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The state of New Hampshire recently confirmed that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect from Asia that has killed millions of ash trees nationwide, has been found in Manchester, joining a growing list of New Hampshire towns.  In an effort to slow the spread of this insect, the state has issued a quarantine on the movement of all ash materials, as well as all hardwood firewood and wood chips, coming out of and through Hillsborough, Rockingham, Belknap, and Merrimack counties.  The Merrimack county quarantine has been in effect since 2013. 

 

Please visit http://nhbugs.org/emerald-ash-borer for specific quarantine details.  This website also contains information concerning many aspects of EAB, including how to identify it and what options you have to protect your ash trees..

To report evidence of EAB, please call either:

  • NH Division of Forests & Lands – (603) 271-2214
  • Pierra Siegart, State Entomologist – (603) 271-2561
  • Manchester Division of Parks, Recreation, & Cemeteries – (603) 624-6444 x5350

City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Published: 09/14/2016 - Health Announcements

City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize For Efforts that Give All Residents the Chance to Thrive

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes the City of Manchester, NH for Weaving a Culture of Health throughout the Community’s Fabric

Manchester, NH (September 14, 2016) Manchester is one of seven winners of the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to health. The Prize honors communities for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Manchester is being nationally recognized for bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health, drawing especially on the wisdom, voice, and experience of residents themselves. Chosen from nearly 200 applicant communities across the country, Manchester’s award winning efforts include its response to the emerging opioid and heroin epidemic—which has successfully mobilized first responders, community organizations, and health care providers to connect residents with critical treatment services. When over half of the City’s school children became enrolled in free and reduced meals, city leaders in partnership with residents worked to transform schools in the city’s most socioeconomically disadvantaged areas into neighborhood health and education hubs. Former textile mills have been converted into high-tech spaces and outdoor recreation areas, spurring economic growth and providing more opportunities for physical activity. Funders are collaboratively investing in new ways to bring projects to scale.

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Matter of Balance class. Fridays starting June 2nd for 8 weeks at 1:00 PM

Published: 9/1/2016 - Senior Services

Do you have concerns about falling?  A Matter of Balance can help

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and so they start to restrict their activities.  A Matter of Balance is an evidence based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.  Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise will be offering this program at the William Cashin Senior Center beginning Friday, June 2nd.  Classes will be held on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:00 PM for 8 weeks.  The fee for the full 8 week program is $15.  In the Matter of Balance program, you will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.  So, if you have concerns about falls, have restricted activities due to the fear of falling, or are interested in improving your balance, strength, and flexibility, then consider taking a Matter of Balance.  Call (603)624-6533 to register.  If you have any questions, please call Fred Daniels (Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise) at 603-880-0488. 

Library Newsletter - MCL Notes

Published: 03/02/2016 - Newsletter Creation - Visible to Library Admins Only

The Spring 2016 edition of the Manchester City Library's newsletter, MCL Notes, is now available at:

http://www.manchester.lib.nh.us/Portals/3/library_files/MLCNotes/mclnotes_v10-04_spring2016.pdf

See you at the library!

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Timber Cutting In Auburn to address Red Pine Scale Insect Infestation in New Hampshire

Published: 11/30/2015 - Water Works News

The Manchester Water Works will be removing stands of Red Pine Timber over the next five years in response to the eminent threat of severe mortality by the invasive Red Pine Scale Insect.  This insect has caused widespread devastation throughout New England over the last fifty years and has recently arrived in New Hampshire and has had a profound impact.  The Manchester Water Works has been working with NH Forest Health Specialist to determine a course of action.  This has resulted in the careful planning to remove all Red Pine Trees on the Massabesic Watershed Properties.  The specific cutting equipment selected for harvest is intended to protect the remaining large and especially small trees and to prepare a seedbed for new regeneration and growth of seedlings and saplings.  The layout and design of these harvest operations will utilize State of New Hampshire Best Management Practice for Erosion Control.  The Red Pine Stands exist in around 20 separate tree stands totaling around 400 acres and the plan is to cut about 80 acres per year over the next four years (80 acres were cut in 2014).

Further Reading

Red Pine Poster

Red Pine Scale Presentation

 

Traffic Alert -Dash To The Palace 5K - Saturday, 6/27/15 at 9am

Published: 06/26/2015 - General Announcements

The Manchester Police Department would like to advise the public that the Dash To The Palace 5K will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015. The race will begin at 9:00am and the course is as follows;

  • Start on Hanover St @ Nutfield Ln
  • North on Elm St to Clark St
  • East on Clark St to Ray St
  • South on Ray St to Appleton St
  • West on Appleton St to Chestnut St
  • South on Chestnut St to Hanover St
  • West on Hanover St to Finish.

Hanover St will be closed from Chestnut St to Elm St to allow for this event beginning at 8:00am. Both Elm St and Chestnut St will remain open for the race but traffic will be restricted to one lane for north bound traffic on Elm St and one lane for south bound traffic on Chestnut St. Although both Elm St and Chestnut St will remain open during the race, any traffic attempting to cross either of these streets will be asked to wait until a break in the race will allow them to safely cross the roadway without interfering with the racers.

As always, please enjoy your weekend and drive safely.

Submitted by Sergeant Vincent - Traffic Unit

Environment Protection Division - Deduct Meter Program

Published: 06/02/2015 - Water Works News

For you convenience Effective June 1, 2015 Manchester Water Works will be taking application and payment (Cash or check only) for EPD's deduct meter program at our office on 281 Lincoln Street during our regular business hours.  Final eligibility decisions will continue to be made by EPD staff and specific questions should be directed to them.  More Information!

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